Volunteer Profile by Steven Reitz

Since January of this year, I have been given the great opportunity of working with the team at the North and South Rivers Watershed Association. Sam, Lori, Gabi, and Sara are all great to work with and have really given me the opportunity to learn new things hands-on that a formal education can only convey in so many words. From herring counts, to teaching our fifth-grade youth the importance behind water conservation and the role our local watersheds, I have not only had many experiences myself but hopefully some to pass along to others to consider. Being busy with two jobs, the NSRWA has been great working with my schedule and I plan to use what I have learned during my time here for the application process of graduate school at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the spring of 2018. I am interested in pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science while hopefully getting more experience as a research assistant for which I plan to apply. It was during my time here, specifically with the WaterSmart program that educates the youth about clean water, which helped me realize a potential path in environmental science education. I hope to continue working with the NSRWA and help them with the many successes that lie ahead.